I was going to put together a little post to geek out about the helicopter that flew successfully on Mars. (Just in case you hadn’t heard about that: I’ll pause here, while you re-read that sentence.)
Anyway, turns out that pretty much everyone else on the Internet has done a better job than I could have. For example, here’re four things you should see:
Nasa’s Ingenuity Helicopter succeeds in Historic First Flight. Yes, they attached a wee bit of the original Wright Flyer to that helicopter.
XKCD is… well… it’s XKCD: Aviation Firsts
And Universe Today, (which you should follow and read every word, forever) has, You Wouldn’t Believe What I Just Saw. I demand that you click through that link to see the selfie tweeted by the Perseverance rover. Selfie. Persey even has it’s own Twitter account.
We are the Creator Species. We create stuff. From learning how to make a fire to painting the Sistine Chapel to putting drones on Mars, that’s our jam.~ Gaping Void from, https://www.gapingvoid.com/blog/2021/04/19/human-potential-mars-style/
Hey look. I put together a little post to geek out about . . .